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're facing here at home. the u.n. declared march 8 international women's day three decades ago. the goal was to provide an opportunity to reflect and confront issues affecting women. we know that we cannot have a vibrant society and must we have a seat at the table and have the power to make our own decisions about our bodies, families, and communities. each year, the un select a team . -- theme. if we could have everybody sit down, please. thank you. i love looking at the photographs and reading the stories about what happened around the globe. i encourage everyone to go home and log on to google, just type in "women's day." there are so many things happening today. i want to point out one of the great story. this really grabbed my attention. it took place in a village in india. 200 women blocked traffic for the basic right to go to work every day and earn money. i want to read a couple of quotations. "we have brought in winds of change. the same husbands who used to order us indoors when officials came to talk, now tell us to go out and interact with them. these groups are bringing dow
's intercultural network. they just came back from a u.n. conference on women. we will tell you a little bit more later on. [unintelligible] i knew there was something i've was forgetting. one of the important things that happened with this event, the international institute of education partnered with us to help us make this -- thank you very much. that is what they did. they helped make this a very important event. one of the things they did, they have this incredible group of women who are traveling to the u.s. from various countries who worked in the areas of domestic violence and human trafficking in their countries, from greece, turkey, doorjageorgia. we want to welcome you with open arms to the city of san francisco. they're traveling with the u.s. state department and they are over at the iee table. welcome to san francisco. [applause] they helped make this a truly international conference. our keynote speaker is coming to us from that group. rose is going to introduce our keynote speaker. >> i would like to welcome the project manager of the shelter for women accident prostitution in ice
to it. she just came back from 10 days at the u.n. conference for women advocating for the city of san francisco among others to get the fifth world conference on women here. we cleared a hurdle and are closer to bringing the world conference on women here. we will be hearing more about that. [applause] for me and for these women, because we have talked about it, we could not have made it without this incredible individual. i want to bring up for a special lifetime achievement award, someone that we love dearly, ms. marilyn fowler. [applause] [applause] >> a couple of words. shelley is just full of surprises. she is right. i just got back. san francisco is known worldwide as working locally and globally. we are on the move forward. family, where are you? -- emily, where are you? [applause] we have been partnering with the commission on women here from day one, and it has become a model globally. we convened some panels there. i moderated their panel, emily and the commission's panel. emily moderated the panel we did on merle and indigenous women, which was the theme of the un conferenc
. the u.n. has declared 2012 the international year of the cooperative because of their proven ability to give every day people control over their economic destiny. we have a vibrant co-op seen -- scene in the bay area. san francisco can do more to support them through the cooperative model. the main reason we're here today is because this new economic mode calls for new policies. i encourage you to check out policies for a shareable city to see the implications policy was for this new economy coming in with different services. some things we covered our house parking and zoning regulations do not really account for car sharing and parking sharing. hotel regulations are outmoded for new businesses. food and restaurant regulation does not fully accommodate the amazing food sharing in san francisco. we believe it would be a mistake to hastily applied 20th- century relations to new 21st century -- to the new 21st century economy. as the mayor said, new research and dialogue are needed. that is why the sharing economy working group and the panel today make so much sense. i want to add one
home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this doubl
across the street from dolby, the large and long inactive federal building on the u.n. plaza is undergoing renovation and will be opened next year, bringing 600 jobs to the area. proving that central market can be a place to live, to work and to play. i recently helped to break ground for a new housing development at 55 9th street, literally right behind the dolby building. avalon bay will construct 273 units providing needed housing for people who want to live in a vibrant and active neighborhood. this part of central market is also seeing many of the existing small businesses flourish. jeannie kim of sam's diners is here with us today and she has been serving home cooking food on central market for over 30 years. the buzz in the neighborhood inspired jeannie to give her restaurant a facelift on our own dime and introduced newcomers to the neighborhood staple. jeannie is here today and stand up, jeannie. i want to thank you and everybody take a trip to sam's diner on markets street. [ applause ] and down the street from sam's is phillip's marvelous coffee shop. it's a mecca
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